alatchin

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I guess it is all about what focal lengths you choose to use. It sure is very small, but not that small. However an interesting idea, a short focal length range for slight adjustments you may want to make... You could create a wide version from 16-24, this one, and a long version 40-80.

May be an interesting idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 02:05 UTC as 55th comment

He is absolutely right on so many counts... It flys in the face of what many believe is the stumbling around by camera companies.

The A7 is very interesting to me, my only question is, how big would a 100mm f3.5 macro lens be... That is one of my staple focal lengths for my work, and if it is relatively compact I may pick up one of these.

Aside from that, a 35mm f2.8 doesnt do too much more than a 17mm 1.8 on m43rds and the 70-200 f4 only gains a stop more than a 2.8 on m43rds and I could probably buy the upcoming 40-150 f2.8, 12-40 f2.8 and EM5 for less than that one lens... But a reasonable macro with high quality could very well get me into this as it is a very interesting alternative to the other FF bodies.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:38 UTC as 94th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million (156 comments in total)

Thanks for the notice. Password changed.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 00:28 UTC as 26th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)

Greater OOC JPEG control, greater connectivity and greater lens selection.

I can now use my growing set of m43rds primes, or my family of superb 43rds optics on the same camera. Brilliant.

What gets me is the connectivity and creative control in camera, the personalization of colour allowed in camera, the ability for me to fine tune, tweak and perfect my very own look from tone control to hue to saturation... in camera.

Why is the in camera so important to me... Because I sit in front of a computer all day for my work... the less I have to do for my photography the better.

Superb.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 01:16 UTC as 172nd comment

Wow, interesting concept... maybe great for divers at the pricepoint... But a big lens like that, and good light... Well the current rugged point and shoots may have it trumped... I mean in the harshest conditions who wants to change lenses... Just saying.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 04:19 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-M1 Review (222 comments in total)
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alatchin: The IQ of this Camera is nice, but I dont see the revolutionary element here. Even at ISO 3200 it certainly looks cleaner than the EPL5, but also has a feeling of lacking detail... We can always use NR and lose detail, but if the RAWs from this camera already have the NR look then any of the competitors can simply apply it. However if you want to leave the sense of detail in a higher ISO show one can always apply selective NR, but the Fuji it always has that look.... Well that is how I feel about the output.

Maybe, maybe not. If the IQ is so severely impacted by ACR, why dont they use the appropriate software and show the potential of the product :)

Having said that, splitting staws really.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 19:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-M1 Review (222 comments in total)

The IQ of this Camera is nice, but I dont see the revolutionary element here. Even at ISO 3200 it certainly looks cleaner than the EPL5, but also has a feeling of lacking detail... We can always use NR and lose detail, but if the RAWs from this camera already have the NR look then any of the competitors can simply apply it. However if you want to leave the sense of detail in a higher ISO show one can always apply selective NR, but the Fuji it always has that look.... Well that is how I feel about the output.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2096 comments in total)
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Jim in Hudson: I am so clueless about this AF fine adjustment. Why would any on-sensor AF system, whether CDAF or PDAF, need any adjustment at all? If the system is in focus and the system is on the sensor, what is there left to adjust?

Also, what about low light AF sensitivity limit that never gets mentioned? That is where CDAF has always been behind PDAF and so has this new on-sensor PDAF closed the gap at all?

Simple, the adjustment is fo rwhere the lens stops. Not to do with the measurement. Lenses can overshoot and undershoot as a flaw, this will compensate.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 03:55 UTC
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alatchin: I already have a problem with cloud, I got the full membership as I own a design firm and was due to upgrade anyway... However my 2nd machine... my image workstation in my home with the calibrated screen is on the other side of the apartment from the Wifi.

So I bought a usb Wifi adapter as it is too far to run a cable... Not enough signal strength.

Returned the USB and bought a wifi network card and installed it into my machine... still not enough signal strength... I have 40 days left to solve this. Most likely I will have to buy a 30' network cable and occasionally run it through my flat so it keeps working.

Just a pain in the backside.

Thanks for the advice, I think a couple of my older routers may have this capacity. I will give it a shot.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 18:13 UTC

I already have a problem with cloud, I got the full membership as I own a design firm and was due to upgrade anyway... However my 2nd machine... my image workstation in my home with the calibrated screen is on the other side of the apartment from the Wifi.

So I bought a usb Wifi adapter as it is too far to run a cable... Not enough signal strength.

Returned the USB and bought a wifi network card and installed it into my machine... still not enough signal strength... I have 40 days left to solve this. Most likely I will have to buy a 30' network cable and occasionally run it through my flat so it keeps working.

Just a pain in the backside.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:10 UTC as 213th comment | 3 replies
On article Winners of Red Bull Illume 2013 contest announced (19 comments in total)

Superb work... Really breathtaking and diverse.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 02:49 UTC as 19th comment

While expensive, this is an exciting camera. With programs like snapseed you dont have to bring a large portion of your photography into a computer and can directly attach to emails and upload to clients.... Maintain up to the minute imagery for your blog, or website, share high quality images on the fly just like you would form your phone but with immeasurably more flexibility and quality.

Next stop Samsung? Design an app for this phone to process your raw files. KABOOM! How cool wold that be. Just a note, they could be reduced size raws for this specific purpose.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 20:52 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On article Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? (200 comments in total)
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citizenlouie: Most lenses are based on Zeiss formulas, so it's not surprising many lenses designs are similar (but not identical, because that would patent fringing). This is especially true for telephoto lenses (not super telephoto) where elements are smaller in number.

Marty,
Germany and Japan lost the wars mostly due to being massively outnumbered and out-supplied. Both Germany and Japan were being strangled, and after a couple of poor decisions the war was over for both f them.

An extreme simplification, but a simple truth, empires overstretch from the Assyrians to the Romans,the British and so on. Generally a quick expansion is followed by a rapid contraction... wars work in a similar fashion.

Oh, as an edit, the work ethic in both Japan and Germany has been superb for many years, combined with a string sense of national pride and internal investment (like the USA did in the middle of the last century) and you have a recipe for success.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 15:58 UTC
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Deleted pending purge: If it wasn't for people with this urge and passion to collect, there would be a lot less museums now - so it's useful.
Then again, some say that "if you keep things long enough, you can throw them away". So, it's useless.
But there is the joy and feeling of accomplishment in anything we do, whatever it might be, as long as it makes us happy. And that's priceless.

Except maybe having to dust them off every so often... this detail looks more like a career than a job...

This should be stuck tot he top. Your point about nuseums didn't occur to me and was very perceptive.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 00:05 UTC
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Artistico: Nice photos in their genre, I suppose, but "new perspective"? Hardly an original concept. The originality in this - and many other works of both photographic and other kinds of art - is more a question of marketing than artistry.

The finest art, arguably, is of course to make people notice your photography and think it is original and interesting, regardless of whether that is true or not or whether it has any technical or artistic merit. Some artists master this and can make big money from stuff that other artists would bin in a heartbeat. A recent record selling price photo of the Rhein comes to mind.

At least this is more interesting than that.

Not everything has to be an original concept. As out time changes, applying concepts of old to the current today can be just as interesting, as in 50 years we may look back and make comparisons.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 13:26 UTC

I applaud their move in my comment :)

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 13:07 UTC as 99th comment
On article Is the snapshot dead? (70 comments in total)

I am going to say he has slightly missed the point... In fact to go out on a limb, most people discussing this seem to have missed it.

Traditionally photography was about documenting the now, but the very nature of the medium meant the sharing was delayed and volume was restricted by cost. Polaroid changed this to some degree but costs and transmission still played a limiting role in the sharing and created a delay.

Digital photography started to break this down, however cellphones have broken all the previous barriers to sharing and volume. We can share everything now, and do it immediately, we get feedback just as fast and right to the palm of our hand.

What this has done to photography, and this is the most important part, it has changed it from a view of the past (a week ago, a month ago, 50 years ago) to the vast majority of images being about today, now, this second... What have we lost? The nostalgia connected to the majority of our images, and a connection to the past.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 17:56 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On article Photo collages record passage of time in 'slices' (33 comments in total)

Really quite lovely, very graphic.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 19:05 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Just posted: Olympus Body Cap Lens 15mm F8 review (127 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Wow, an F8.0 fixed lens, huh? Wow!

Wow, it is getting mighty embarrassing being a Micro 4/3rd shooter these days. Thanks for that, Oly. :-))

Why would this embarrass you? Quite the sensitive soul?

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 13:41 UTC
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